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Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in classical composition, an approach that had been in hibernation in the United States during the 1960s, composer Philip Glass (born 1937) embraced the ethos of popular music in his compositions. Glass based two symphonies on music by rock musicians David Bowie and Brian Eno, but the symphonies' sound is distinctively his. Popular elements do not appear out of place in Glass's classical music, which from its early days has shared certain harmonies and rhythms with rock music. Yet this use of popular elements has not made Glass a composer of popular music. His music is not a version of popular music packaged to attract classical listeners; it is high art for listeners steeped in rock rather than the classics.
1)The passage addresses which of the following issues related to Glass's use of popular elements in his classical compositions?

A.How it is regarded by listeners who prefer rock to the classics
B.How it has affected the commercial success of Glass's music
C.Whether it has contributed to a revival of interest among other composers in using popular elements in their compositions
D.Whether it has had a detrimental effect on Glass's reputation as a composer of classical music
E.Whether it has caused certain of Glass's works to be derivative in quality

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E


Consider each of the three choices separately and select all that apply.

2)The passage suggests that Glass's work displays which of the following qualities?

A. A return to the use of popular music in classical compositions
B. An attempt to elevate rock music to an artistic status more closely approximating that of classical music
C. A long-standing tendency to incorporate elements from two apparently disparate musical styles

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A,C


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Re: Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2019, 15:57
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Re: Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2019, 12:38
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Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in classical composition, an approach that had been in hibernation in the United States during the 1960s, composer Philip Glass (born 1937) embraced the ethos of popular music in his compositions. Glass based two symphonies on music by rock musicians David Bowie and Brian Eno, but the symphonies' sound is distinctively his. Popular elements do not appear out of place in Glass's classical music, which from its early days has shared certain harmonies and rhythms with rock music. Yet this use of popular elements has not made Glass a composer of popular music. His music is not a version of popular music packaged to attract classical listeners; it is high art for listeners steeped in rock rather than the classics.
1)The passage addresses which of the following issues related to Glass's use of popular elements in his classical compositions?

A.How it is regarded by listeners who prefer rock to the classics
B.How it has affected the commercial success of Glass's music
C.Whether it has contributed to a revival of interest among other composers in using popular elements in their compositions
D.Whether it has had a detrimental effect on Glass's reputation as a composer of classical music
E.Whether it has caused certain of Glass's works to be derivative in quality

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
E


Consider each of the three choices separately and select all that apply.

2)The passage suggests that Glass's work displays which of the following qualities?

A. A return to the use of popular music in classical compositions
B. An attempt to elevate rock music to an artistic status more closely approximating that of classical music
C. A long-standing tendency to incorporate elements from two apparently disparate musical styles

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
A,C





Why answer of Q1 is E?

why not C?

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Re: Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2019, 14:54
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Reading the entire passage, which is not so long, clearly, you can see that

1)The passage addresses which of the following issues related to Glass's use of popular elements in his classical compositions?

A.How it is regarded by listeners who prefer rock to the classics

He incorporated classic elements being in the rock field but no mention of a preference

B.How it has affected the commercial success of Glass's music

this is completely NOT mentioned into the passage, the commercial hit

C.Whether it has contributed to a revival of interest among other composers in using popular elements in their compositions

Other composers are not mentioned whatsoever

D.Whether it has had a detrimental effect on Glass's reputation as a composer of classical music

His reputation increased, was not undermined at all.

E.Whether it has caused certain of Glass's works to be derivative in quality


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it is high art for listeners steeped in rock rather than the classics.


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Re: Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in [#permalink] New post 06 May 2019, 04:23
Why not 1A though
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Re: Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in [#permalink] New post 06 May 2019, 04:44
How come 2c?
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Re: Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in [#permalink] New post 07 May 2019, 11:24
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2c means ??


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Re: Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in [#permalink] New post 08 May 2019, 00:46
Oh saw the video, I meant how come for the 2nd one C is one of the correct options.
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Re: Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in [#permalink] New post 08 May 2019, 02:14
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A long-standing tendency to incorporate elements from two apparently disparate musical styles

Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in classical composition, an approach that had been in hibernation in the United States during the 1960s,

This confirms the long-standing

Popular elements do not appear out of place in Glass's classical music, which from its early days has shared certain harmonies and rhythms with rock music.

This confirms the popular + rock approach.

C is also right

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